The better lean cuisine items
- Chinon00 Feb 7, 2007 07:46 AM
Ok I'm on a diet and have tried several lean cuisine items. My favorites so far are Santa Fe Style Rice and Beans, Burgundy Beef and Chicken in Peanut Sauce. I don't like the pizza (although the insert allows for a crisp crust from the microwave). Any other suggestions?
The Thai chicken and the Sesame Chicken are good. And there is an enchillada one that's good. The turkey and dressing with apples dessert is real good. Most things I have tried have been fine, as long as I pick out the broccoli or green beans. They just don't freeze and reheat well. Remember when I say good, I mean compared to other frozen dinners.
Chicken Enchilada Suiza with Mexican-Style Rice
Roasted Garlic Chicken
Three Cheese Chicken
Chicken Pecan (with brown rice)
Southwest-style Chicken Panini
oh, and their mac & cheese is pretty popular too
The thai chicken and lemongrass chicken are both very good.
The chicken in peanut sauce is good, but not as good as it used to be. Personally, the only ones I like are the chicken and the vegetarian. The beef and seafood ones I don't find very edible.
Concur that Amy's meals are far superior to lean cuisine. The Indian meals are around 300 calories, and I believe the black bean and corn enchilada is under 300, so they are not much higher than the lean cuisines.
The Fettucine Alfredo is my go to but I first saute an onion, basket of mushrooms and a bunch of spinach in a drop of olive oil or just spray w/ Pam. Then nuke the Lean Cuisine and mix altogether. Gives you lots of veggies, volume, and flavor, and there really is enuf sauce to bring it all together.